Introduction

This statement sets out Nuvias Group Limited’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

As part of IT distribution, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the activities of Nuvias:

Nuvias is a solutions-led flexible and adaptable IT Security pan-EMEA distributor that provides services and solutions to enable the channel and vendor community to deliver exceptional business value to customers, enabling a new standard of channel success.

Nuvias’ central supply chain is to consist of one dedicated purchasing entity across the Group.

The organisation currently operates in the following countries: EMEA. Nuvias has multiple offices across EMEA that allows the channel to expand and grow across all countries.

Our Group structure is currently split across 4 regional Hubs that provide support to countries in those regions:

  • North (includes UK & Ireland, Nordics, Benelux) South (includes France, Italy, Spain, Med)
  • Central (includes Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Romania) MEA (includes Dubai, Saudi Arabia).

Nuvias expects the highest standards from all of its suppliers and has put in place various measures to reduce the risk of slavery or human trafficking taking place in its supply chains or in any part of its business.

Nuvias has put in place a new Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy to reflect its commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships. This includes implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls in order to minimise the risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place anywhere in its business or its supply chains. Nuvias has also revised its Whistleblowing Policy so as to ensure employees are able to raise concerns about malpractice or wrongdoing, including in respect of slavery and human trafficking. Nuvias recognises the importance of enabling employees to speak out if they feel a malpractice is taking place. Nuvias will continue to monitor both policies, and will update them as required.

Nuvias applies a methodology which is based around a suppliers’ country of operation and their category of supply, higher risk suppliers across the whole of the Nuvias Group have been identified and subjected to (or are currently being subjected to) further assessment. The results of this risk-based assessment procedure will continue to inform and develop Nuvias l future risk management plans.

In addition, as part of its initiative to identify and mitigate risks associated with slavery and human trafficking, Nuvias will continue to monitor both its pre contract, and post contract processes and procedures in order to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in its supply chains; mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its supply chains; and monitor potential risk areas in its supply chains.
  • Nuvias remains dedicated to strengthening its practices in this area and it will continue to develop further measures, including the training of staff where appropriate, to further reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place within its own business and across its supply chains.
  • Nuvias has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking in all its business dealings. Nuvias is committed to the prevention of slavery and human trafficking in all its forms and will not tolerate or condone it within any part of its business or supply chains.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Act and constitutes Nuvias’ slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2019.

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Tony Taylor
Group Operations Director